Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. Stephanie with americanmuscle.com, here with an overview of the Exedy Mach 350 Stage 1 Clutch, rated to 430 foot-pounds of torque for the 2005 to 2010 GT Mustang. The Exedy Mach 350 Stage 1 Clutch is going to be something that you should consider if you're looking for either a replacement clutch or a small entry-level upgraded clutch that can handle light modifications but will have a nice, long life and a stock-like pedal feel. The stage 1 clutch is your first upgrade over stock, and it comes at a very affordable price, especially considering it comes with a hydraulic throwout bearing that costs $150 on its own. If you compare this clutch to the stock clutch, the main difference is gonna be in the pressure plate. Generally speaking, when you start upgrading clutches over the stock clutch but still maintain only one disc, like this clutch here does, a few things like different compounds of the disc and different designs that are more heavy-duty and able to handle more horsepower and torque and high-clamping loads. As you start to change compounds and materials of clutch discs, you get a different type of engagement and disengagement and a stiffer pedal feel. Just know that a heavier-duty clutch doesn't mean that the clutch will have a longer life.This particular clutch is still a single-disc design, and it keeps the same overall design as the stock clutch. The disc is made from an organic compound, which happens to be a more forgiving compound. The clutch has a higher clamping load. To be specific, it can handle up to 430 foot-pounds of torque, but the nice thing about this compound is that it doesn't change drivability, and it doesn't have a negative impact on pedal feel, and it's gonna have a long life. The pedal feel has to do with the material of the clutch disc, and with this clutch being made from an organic compound, it means that the clutch is gonna have a smooth engagement with very little pedal effort. It's gonna have a firm pedal feel, but not a stiff or rigid pedal. The pedal feel, paired with the performance of the clutch, means that this is gonna be a good clutch for cars that are daily drivers and that spend a lot of time on the street. This clutch is designed specifically for the TR-3650 trans, which is a 10-spline transmission. If you need a 26-spline, Exedy does make this same clutch for the 26-spline, so you can check that out if it's applicable. This clutch is gonna come with your pressure plate, your clutch disc, an alignment tool, a pilot bearing, and the hydraulic throwout bearing, too, which is a little bit of a plus. A hydraulic bearing on its own costs over $150, and it's something that you should consider replacing while you're down there replacing the clutch, especially in the case with a higher clamping force pressure plate. If your stock bearing has a lot of miles on it, then it's gonna be a really good idea to replace that when you're replacing your clutch. And, speaking of that, you will need to figure out what you plan on doing with your flywheel. You can always re-service your current flywheel, but I recommend purchasing a new Exedy flywheel, because you know it'll mate with the new clutch perfectly and allow for your clutch to function to the best of its ability.When it comes to price, you can expect to spend a touch south of the $350 mark for this clutch. This is the most affordable option that's currently out there as far as upgrades go, but the fact that the hydraulic throwout bearing is included here does drive the price up. If you guys weren't looking to spend as much, Exedy does offer this same clutch without the throwout bearing for about $150 less. But don't forget about your flywheel, and depending on if you re-service or buy a new one and which material flywheel you want, you're looking at spending a few hundred dollars more.I'm sure you guys already expected this, that the install here is not easy. It's a lot of work, so you need some experience to get this done yourself, and a lift is gonna be your best friend. If you don't have these things, it might be best to just take the car to a shop for the install. Overall, this is a three out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and it'll take about four hours to complete. You've gotta drop your trans, which means you need to unbolt your exhaust and drop it from mid-pipe back and your drive shaft as well. You have to drop your starter and unbolt the belt housing to get the trans out of the way so you can get to the clutch. Once the stock clutch is out of the way, Exedy does tell you exactly how to assemble the clutch properly, so you don't have to worry about that. After that, you're looking at needing to bleed the clutch line, which can take a little bit of time, but it isn't difficult. The only other thing I wanted to mention here is to make sure you follow the break-in period with the clutch if you want the clutch to be smooth and have a long life. Exedy recommends a break-in period of 750 city driving miles. Wrapping things up here with the Exedy Mach 350 Stage 1 Clutch, this is a street application clutch that's capable of holding up to 430 foot-pounds of torque at the flywheel and will still maintain a very light pedal feel, thanks to the organic compound of the clutch disc as well as the hydraulic throwout bearing. And, as always, I suggest you check this out more online for yourself, and for all things Mustang, keep it right here at americanmuscle.com.
If you drive your Mustang like it's meant to be driven, it's easy to burn out your weak stock clutch. If you're starting to feel your Mustang's clutch slipping or are getting that unmistakable burning clutch smell, an Exedy Mach 350 Stage 1 clutch with Hydraulic Throwout Bearing is an affordable, upgraded OE style replacement that will fit your budget and your driving style. Great for Daily Drivers.
The Exedy Mach 350 Stage 1 clutch combines an organic compound disc with a high clamp pressure plate that delivers superior durability with stock-like driveability. The Exedy Mach 350 Stage 1 clutch is the perfect clutch for the street-driven, mildly modded, daily driven Mustang. Exedy's 350 clutch firms up your pedal for a sporty feel without the on-off characteristics of a true race clutch and is good to 430 ft-lbs of torque at the Rear Wheels. Premium Quality.
The Exedy Mach 350 Stage 1 clutch is designed to offer the durability of an upgraded performance clutch with the main focus on keeping the great street driveability of a stock unit. All of Exedy's discs feature spring center dampers to reduce drive train shock. Application.
This Exedy Mach 350 Stage 1 Clutch with Hydraulic Throwout Bearing is designed for 2005 to 2010 4.6L V8 Mustangs with a TR3650 manual 10-spline transmission, including the GT and Bullitt models.
- Disc Dimensions: 280mm outer diameter
- 10 Spline
- Torque Rating @ Rear Wheels: 430 ft-lbs
- Includes hydraulic throwout bearing, alignment tool and pilot bearing
It's recommended that you add an SR Performance Braided Stainless Steel Hydraulic Clutch Line during your new clutch install. Stock
plastic clutch lines can fail during aggressive driving. Stainless steel clutch lines help prevent gear lockout and provide superior
clutch pedal feel, even under the toughest conditions.
- What's in the Box
- Pressure Plate
- Clutch Disc
- Hydraulic Throwout Bearing/Slave Cylinder
- Alignment Tool
- Pilot bearing
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 4 Hours
Difficulty Level:Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
- Tech Specs
Clutch Kit Specifications
|HP/TQ Rating @ Rear Wheels:
||280mm outer diameter
||Pressure Plate, Clutch Disc, Hydraulic Throwout Bearing, Alignment Tool, and Pilot bearing|
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Bullitt - 08, 09
- GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10